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Predicting the next mass shooting: do people just "snap"?

WESTBOROUGH, MA January 21, 2018  Do people just “snap”? Rarely according to most literature I have read and published. The expression of violence is elicited slowly following a prolonged period of marginalized aloneness along with underlying resentment and anger according to Michael Sefton, Ph.D. 333 more words

Human Behavior

Inside The Life of an IMAlive volunteer

Allie

From Austin, TX

I’m volunteering for IMAlive because I am passionate about helping people in crisis. I have about 5 years experience doing similar volunteer work. 87 more words

Volunteer

Congratulations to our 2017 Volunteer of the Year!

We here at IMAlive are so fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers. As you may have known, IMAlive has recently grown to 220 active volunteers and that number keeps on growing every single day. 355 more words

Suicide

Public Awareness Needed for Meaningful Jail Diversion

“If mental illness drives the violent behavior than all weapons and substance use must be carefully controlled and eliminated.” Sefton, 2017

Westborough, MA December 21, 2017 Jail diversion is a hot topic across the country even here in Massachusetts.

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Human Behavior

Mentally ill American's and their proclivity to act out against authority

Westborough, MA December 15, 2017 The popular press is filled with ideas and criticism about what best to do with those afflicted with mental illness.  The resources available to law enforcement are practically nothing in the average community.  358 more words

Human Behavior

Officer resilience and career success with less burnout

WESTBOROUGH, MA December 9, 2017 Resilience in police training is an added lesson designed to enhance the careers of officers-in-training. It is essential to help individual officers through the tough times and enhances job satisfaction.  445 more words

Human Behavior

Crisis Intervention: When to call for help.

Currently I am a Community Integration Counselor for a fee for service mental health agency that provides psychiatric rehabilitation for individuals that have a psychiatric disability.   674 more words